February 27, 2014 Subject:
excellent reimagining of original Quiet Please story
interesting to note that the episode was written by Wyllis Cooper, creator of the the original Lights Out radio program and the later classic series Quiet Please. In fact he explored this episode's theme in a previous Quiet Please episode called "Wear The Dead Man's Coat". Although the two episodes have different protagonists and situations, both are excellent. Nice also to see Rathbone playing against type in this chilling drama.
The man who plays the unfortunate Mr. Hamilton is Norman Rose. He had a very distinctive voice. He played on several episodes of the CBS Radio Mystery Theater. It was one of the very last "old time radio shows". It can be downloaded her on the Archive.
January 28, 2012 Subject:
A rare opportunity to see Basil Rathbone outside of his movie villainy and Sherlock Holmes! He did much early TV--most of it gone--and this is a well acted and gripping tale--well worth your download!
Oh yes--the joys of early Live TV too! If you look behind Basil's head when his boss is digging up the corpse and Rathbone is looking around apprehensively--you will see a man wander into the shot behind his head--then quickly realize it and scoots out! Sorry this is all gone for such live moments! Enjoy!